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Using Video to Promote Your Music

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This article originally appeared on TuneCore.

 

There area lot of different ways to promote your music. You can post to social media, send out email newsletters to your fans, seek out press, do live streams, perform live, or even work with other bands to co-promote. 

There are SO many different approaches to promoting your music that, quite honestly, it can get a little overwhelming.

What’s the best approach? What is worth your limited time? And what will actually help you forge a better relationship with your fans and create awareness and excitement for your music?

So today, we’re going to focus in on just one thing – using videos to spread the word and get your fans excited. Most social media platforms will give you the option to share videos. Some, like YouTube are entirely focused on video, while others like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter include video among other posting options. Either way, videos are something you can use across any platform to promote your music. 

Why We Still Use Music Genres (And How to Actually Define Yours)

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Let’s talk about something that a lot of musicians complain about whenever it is brought up – answering the “who do you sound like/what genre is your music?” question. Most artists hate it, and some even refuse to answer.

But here’s the thing we all need to remember: Saying who you sound like or labeling your sound is not defining who you are or what your music’s impact will be. It will, however, allow people to find you and feel that impact.

5 Ways To Repurpose Old Content Into Killer TBTs

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Many people see Throwback Thursdays, or as they’re known on social media, #TBT, as just another hashtag, but in reality, they can be a fantastic way to put more content out into the world which has probably been sitting unused or forgotten for a long time. In fact, if you decide to take part in the #TBT discussion on most weeks, you’ll find your worries about posting enough pictures and videos will be lessened.

But, what exactly should you share on Thursdays? The options are truly limitless, and you are held back by nothing more than your creativity. If you still need some help thinking of ideas, here are a few options that can work many times over.

Some Quick Tips for Writing a Professional Music Résumé

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

Are you a talented musician but struggling to find your dream job — whether as a teacher/tutor, working in a recording studio, or at a sync music firm? There’s a very good chance that your résumé is the problem. Sometimes creative and talented people have difficulty presenting their skills in a marketable, professional way on their résumé.

Does Weed Help You Make Better Music?

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You’ve heard the theory: “Smoking weed helps you make better music." But is there any validity to that? Is it just a theory, or can we call it a fact? Read on.